Airbus A320 Gets Stuck Under a Bridge, Quick-Thinking Truck Driver Breaks It Free

Video from Chinese social media platform Weibo shows an Airbus A320, being transported by truck, getting stuck underneath a pedestrian bridge near Harbin, in northeastern China.

According to China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency the truck driver deflated the truck’s tires in order to dislodge the plane and get past the bridge, and then re-inflated the tires them shortly after. Reportedly “[n]either the plane nor the footbridge sustained any major damage.”

Airbus A320s sure take a beating. Three years ago when Air India went to retire one they moved it with a crane that couldn’t withstand the weight of an aircraft. The crane’s arm snapped.

Air India’s A320 didn’t fare as well as the one being transported in China.

(HT: Christopher G)

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  1. This is actually pretty standard procedure for trucks failing to clear bridges, at least in Asia and Europe (I work in logistics). Still impressive, though.

  2. Deflating the tires to remove a truck that had been stuck, was mentioned in the film, “Working Girl” as an out-of-the-box solution. Maybe the truck driver saw the film. L

  3. Deflating tires is hardly a new thing, most any driver that works routes with low bridges knows to do that.

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